The illustrious guests who have visited the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano

November 3, 1974

Carol Wojtyla, then Cardinal of Krakow, on a visit to the Holy Relics of Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano.
On the guestbook the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II expressed his devotion so:

"Fac nos tibi semper magis credere, in te spem habere, te diligere."

"Let us always believe more in you, have hope in you, love you."

December 18, 2005
The Metropolitan Orthodox of Siberia while he signs the guestbook of the Sanctuary of The Eucharistic Miracle
December 18, 2005
The Archbishop Metropolitan of Siberia and Bishop of Siberia talking with father Mauro

June 22, 2003

Cardinal Francis Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the discipline of Sacraments, at the 50 th of the return of Friars Minor Conventual in the Sanctuary.

Two years later, on May 24, 2005, Cardinal Arinze returns to visit with all components of the Congregation for the occasion of the Eucharist year. He left the following words:

"The Holy Eucharist, the heart and summit of worship of the Church.".

July 20, 2002
Angelo Cardinal Sodano - Emeritus Secretary of State of Vatican City
July 20, 2002
Angelo Cardinal Sodano - Emeritus Secretary of State of Vatican City
July 20, 2002
Angelo Cardinal Sodano - Emeritus Secretary of State of Vatican City
March 1, 1992
Josif Card. Glemp, Primate of Poland. He wrote:
"For the Conventual Franciscan Fathers, guardians of Eucharistic Miracle - a blessing with prayer and demand so that they pray for the Church and for me also."


The visit of Cardinal Martini


Cardinal Martini

June 29, 2003 and May 9, 2006
Ivan Card. Diaz, Archbishop of Bombay (India) and current Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

June 29, 2003 and May 9, 2006

So Cardinal Ivan Diaz, Archbishop of Bombay wrote on the guestbook in memory of his visit and his devotion:
"Dominus meus et Deus meus".

January 24, 1997

Paul Card. Poupard, former President of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
He wrote:

"On the feast of St. Francis de Sales, does us good the pilgrimage in this sacred place, and venerate the millennial miracle, in testimony of our faith in Christ Eucharistic."

November 20, 1980
Don Luigi Giussani
"I moved to the mercy of Christ for us men, I pray the Madonna to assist my faith and that of all my friends of Communion and Liberation"..
November 2, 1984
Angelo Card. Rossi
President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.
April 25, 1992
Franco Marini
"I am grateful to friends of Lanciano even for this moment of recollection."
August 3, 1994
Gino Bartali
Italian cycling champion from 1935 to 1954..
"Today 8-3-\'94, I was locked up in my car in the square in front of the Church of the Eucharistic Miracle - I did not want to come today in Lanciano because in Florence at this time there was the funeral of my fellow teammates Barani Mario, I was very sad, I have come in Lanciano many times for my races, but I did not have been pleased as today to see a miracle so great that sent away all my sadness. For me that day was a miracle, God wanted me to know once again what is authentic and what is life. Thank you Lord Jesus if you want, I will come back another time with more calm!"
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April 15, 1998
His Excellency Archbishop Agostino Gardin
Former Minister General ofmcon.
Secretary of the Congregation for Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
"I thank the Lord for having had the joy of being able to finally visit this Sanctuary and come as a pilgrim to the Miracle of the Eucharist. Jesus Eucharist bless this Franciscan community and make it a living testimony of His Love."
October 24, 1999
Salvatore Card.De Giorni
Archbishop of Palermo
"Bone Pastor, panis vere, Iesu nostri miserere".
April 25, 2002
Francesco Card. Thuran
President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace,
November 9, 2005
Bruno Archbishop Forte
Metropolitan Archbishop of Chieti - Vasto
"In the dedication of the Mother Church of all churches, the joy of celebrating in this temple which is all back to live temple, Christ, bread of life".
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August 5, 2007
Mons. Giuseppe Bertello
Apostolic Nuncio in Italy.
March 5, 2008
Mr Vincenzo Greco
Prefect of Chieti.
"With profound emotion in front of this divine miracle".
April 26, 2008
Reverend friar Marco Tasca
Minister General OFMCONV
"O sublime humility! Thank you Lord for this gift to live a few hours in this Sanctuary and this community. Grant, O Lord, through the intercession of Saint Francis, to grow in love for your presence in our midst".
May 6, 2008
Mons. Giancarlo Brigantini
Metropolitan Archbishop of Campobasso - Boiano
"With admiration in the HEART, open to the miraculous sign of God among us, here and on every ALTAR in awe of a faith that everything, everywhere, TURN."
May 25, 2008
Mons. Luciano Suriani
Apostolic Nuncio in Bolivia
"From celebrated Eucharistic the unity with Christ and brothers be fortified."
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June 26, 2008
His Eminence Reverend Mons. Antoni Stankiewicz
Dean of the Roman Rota
"On the occasion of the visit to the Sanctuary of the Flesh and Blood of Jesus Christ, the College and Officials of the Tribunal of the Roman Rota with gratitude to God Almighty and allegiance to the custodians of the Sanctuary. "

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May 30, 1990
Achille Card. Silvestrini
Prefect of the Supreme Court of Signatura Apostolica.